RICO Kitchen 206

It seems a Pantifa support group called Riot Kitchen 206 got busted in Kenosha, Wisconsin the other day. Per the police, they were in possession of gas masks, protective vests, illegal fireworks, and suspected controlled substances. Oh, and apparently lots of gasoline.

Notably, this was a joint local police/ US Marshals operation. Yes, the feds.

Normally, when a non-profit organization‘s people get caught traveling interstate to conduct or support unlawful activities, the organization should disavow the acts of the individuals. It shoud declare that they were not acting on behalf of the organization. Suspending them pending investigation might be wise.

You certainly should not skip all that and go straight to claiming them as your own.

One more time: An official non-profit organization traveling interstate for unlawful purposes busted by the feds.

I smell RICO.

It is unlawful for anyone employed by or associated with any enterprise engaged in, or the activities of which affect, interstate or foreign commerce, to conduct or participate, directly or indirectly, in the conduct of such enterprise’s affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity or collection of unlawful debt. 18 U.S.C.A. § 1962(c) (West 1984).

Oops.

No doubt they figured the feds would ignore them; that the FBI would concentrate on the fake Trump/Putin conspracy theory du jour, that the Dems would continue to cover for them. Clearly, they did not get the memo that their BS is hurting Dems in the polls; that it’s time to exercise a little discretion.

And just as clearly, they have no competent legal advisers.

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Cheated: Where’s my riot?

In Kenosha, the police went out on a domestic violence call, and ended up shooting black man who only had a knife. He lived.

Riots. Arson. Vandalism. Assaults. Shootings. Deaths.

Five days ago, police down here went out on a domestic violence call, and ended up shooting black man who only had a knife. He died.

-crickets-

Five days, and no one is rioting here. I wonder why.

I’d say there are three basic reasons.

We aren’t insane.

We aren’t stupid.

We by and large trust our cops because we’ve seen them police themselves and do the right thing. Not always, but they generally try to do right. (Glynn County PD is another matter.)

“News”

Since I make my living writing on firearms policy and law, and current events, I’m forced to read a lot of news fucking propaganda. There are media sources I’d prefer to eliminate from my bookmarks, but I do need the money. Case in point: ABC

Actually hyperlinking to this would nauseate me. You can find it easily enough if your stomach is stronger.

Cellphone video from Tuesday night’s protests showed a white man, armed with a semiautomatic rifle, running past police and being chased by demonstrators. The footage showed the man trip and fall and appear to open fire on protesters. He then is seen running away.

To read that with gullible acceptance, you’d think Rittenhouse was escaping the police and righteous “peaceful protestors” were doing their civic duty by trying to capture a fleeing felon, and he indiscriminately fired upon everyone. But since you’re reading this on my blog, you know better.

Funny how ABC leaves out certain details:

  • Before the first shot was fired by Rittenhouse, rioters chased him, assaulted him, and tried to burn him alive. Only then did he shoot one attacker.
  • Once more, Rittenhouse tried to withdraw from the conflict.
  • Once more, rioters chased and assaulted him.
  • He tripped and fell. An assailant drop-kicked him. Another beat him with a skateboard. A third pointed a handgun at him (and reportedly proudly admits it).
  • Only then did he fire again, and only at those attackers.
  • He withdrew once more, and attempted to surrender to the police, who ignored him, apparently preferring to leave his fate to the rioting mob.

You might even get the idea from the way they needed to mention Rittenhouse’s race that his “victims” were “people of color.” They were white, to judge from pictures and video.

It’s as if ABC doesn’t even bother reading the affidavit.

Then there’s this ABC POS.

Vigilante calls on social media before deadly Kenosha attack
Repeated calls for armed vigilantes to travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to protect businesses following the police shooting of Jacob Blake spread across social media in the hours before two people were shot to death and a third was wounded during a third night of unrest in the city.

Multiple threads on Facebook and Reddit urged militias and other armed people to head to the protests, researchers at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab said in a blog post Wednesday. The demonstrations broke out after Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, was left paralyzed Sunday when he was shot from behind by officers answering a domestic dispute call.

So Rittenhouse had responded to a “vigilante” call-up, and went there to shoot someone? Keep reading, and buried in the ninth paragraph you’ll find this admission:

The company said it had not found evidence on Facebook that suggests the suspected shooter followed the Kenosha Guard Page or was invited on its Event Page to go to the protests.

But their job is done. For the majority of headline lede readers, who never bother with entire reports, Rittenhouse is permanently smeared as vigilante, part of an “organized” group of violent people.

Rioting, arson, looting, assaults? That’s merely “unrest,” “demonstrations.”

Dear Bog, if my paychecks didn’t depend on reading this shit…

Please bear in that ABC mind is one source I do still check. Because compared to some I was forced to dump cough CNN MSNBC… cough I can sometimes find facts I can confirm elsewhere.

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Kenosha Shooting: Self Defense or Murder?

The big news today has been the shooting last night of three “protesters,” two fatally. A 17yo Illinois resident has been arrested and charged with murder. Was it?

I don’t know. So far, I have not seen video that shows the entire sequence of events. Making the murder/self defense call pivots on a very important, as yet unseen by me, point.

The first video clip I viewed only began with the shooter laying on the ground on his back when he is mobbed. One person drop kicks him, while another strikes him with a skateboard. Another one appears to have a handgun. At point, the shooter sits up and begins firing at his “attackers.”

Under Wisconsin statute 939.48 the use of deadly force is allowed force if

actor reasonably believed that the force was necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself

Based solely on that clip, one would think he was more than justified. Another clip seems to reinforced that. That one starts earlier. The shooter is clearly being pursued down the street by multiple people hitting him. He trips and falls to the ground. That’s where the initially viewed video starts.

But why were they pursuing him? Yet another clip indicates that, while guarding a business, he shot a “protester” in the head. Ah, so if he initiated the whole thing, then self defense is right out.

Did he? The video doesn’t really show us either way. I hope another video will confirm or deny yet another reported claim: the the shooter fired in the beginning because he was physically attacked with an incendiary device.


Added: See comments below for an earlier video that sadly still doesn’t completely clarify the matter.


If that is true, and is the real beginning of the incident, I would call the shooter’s actions self defense.

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ChinCOVID. Again. Still. Forever.

Don’t bother wearing a mask; they don’t help.

OK.

Wear a mask or die.

But you said…

I lied, so you wouldn’t buy up mask before we could. Sucks to be you.

OK. I’ll get an N9…

No, just wear a fabric mask. Leave the N95s to the pros.

If cloth works so well, why don’t pros just use ’em, too? They’re cheaper.

-crickets-


Hey, look! Statistical evidence that hydroxychloroquine may prevent CHinCOVID. Maybe we should try prophylactic doses.

No, no. Never proved. Not safe.

But large populations have been safely taking prophylactic doses for decades.

Look! A man died from drinking it!

His wife gave him several times the LD-50, and it was aquarium cleaner, not pharmaceutical Plaquenil.

VA study! It killed people!

You waited until elderly people were in the ICU, and even on ventilators, and then hit them with doses approaching the LD-50. This doctor said she successfully used it in 350 cases.

Ignore her. She has funny religious beliefs.

It was shown to be effective against the closely related SARS-Cov-1. Why not give it a shot?

But this is SARS-CoV-2, and it’s magically different.

How? It’s apparently close enough that you think masks work the same for it.


Things that cause ChinCOVID:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Darts
  • Church in cars
  • Solo kayaking
  • Walking out of the house
  • Conservative protests
  • CCW applications
  • RNC
  • The little people
  • Alcohol
  • Lightning
  • Motorcycles
  • Murder

Things that don’t spread ChinCOVID:

  • Antifa/BLM riots
  • VMAs
  • In-person protests against in-person voting
  • DNC
  • The Elites

Panic! Look at all the new cases!

You just increased testing by ten times and more. Before, you only tested a few people who had symptoms.

Panic! Close the schools, close all the businesses!

My state has only had three deaths of anyone under the age of 18. 65% of the deaths were people 70 and older, nearly all with co-morbidities. Why close everything because sick retirees in long term care facilities died?

Panic! Look at all the new deaths!

Daily deaths are down, even if you include the surgical complications, alcohol poisoning, motorcycle crash, gunshot, etc. deaths you faked.

Panic! Another surge in new cases!

You just implemented a new antigen test that will test positive for a wide range of coronaviruses, and multiple states are diagnosing ChinCOVID solely on that without confirmation testing. And oops, Georgia got caught reporting positive antibody tests as new cases, which is physically impossible.

Panic! You had 2,337 new cases yesterday!

No. 2,337 cases were reported to DPH yesterday. We had 66 known new cases. The others were older cases going back as much as a month.

But… panic. You’ve got 256,253 cases.

TOTAL CUMULATIVE, which includes cases that long since recovered. You want to see what new cases look like?

We peaked July 6; almost two months ago.

Fuck you and your totalitarian wetdream.

Adventures in Biased Judges, Biased Reporting

I’m so used to BS judgements out of insane courts — at every level — that I can’t make myself go read the filings in this case. Let’s just look at this report.

Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birds
A U.S. judge in New York has invalidated rule changes put in place by the Trump administration that scaled back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.

I’ll note that the AP simply accepts the claims that “billions” will die, without bothering to attribute the claim to anyone but the “reporter.” So the casual acceptance of the rest is no surprise.

U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni’s ruling Tuesday criticized the administration’s argument that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act only applied to the intentional killing of birds and not “incidental” killing from industrial activities. (emphasis added)

An objective judge — or reporter — could note that the Obama administration granted specific bird-kill exemptions to solar and wind power farms, so all the Trump admin did was offer equal protection under the law to all industries (will the eco-Nazis now sue the “renewable” power companies for mass killings of birds; especially bald and golden eagles?).

If the courts were sane/unbiased, one could also wonder what the fuck happened to mens rea, the principal that a person had to have criminal intent to be convicted of violating a law. Well, that one went out the window decades ago.

“It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime,” Caproni wrote in her ruling

Judge Caproni is an Obama appointee ruling against Orange-Man-Bad. So declaring in court that unintentional acts are sins is peachy. Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that the reporter — and the entire Dimwitocrat world — would be freaking out if a Trump judge threw out a Dim policy as “sin”?

Gaian concept of sin good. Christian concepts bad.

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Ain’t that interesting.

According to the state, my county has had 173 new ChinCOVID cases in the week of 7/27-8/2. How terrible. We’re all going to die.

But according to the Coastal Health District, they only performed 111 tests. So how did they confirm the extra 62 cases? For that matter, how did they even get tests back that quickly?

And that assumes all 111 tests were positive. Which would be surprising, since CHD’s percent-positive rate (district overall; they don’t break that out by county) peaked at 10.5% a month ago, and has been declining ever since. Did my county magically hit 100%? What does that say about the other counties in the district? If we were 100%, the others had to average even less that 10.5% to get that overall average.

And there’s still the matter of 62 more cases than tests.

Let’s look at some other numbers. Georgia publicly reports 197,948 cumulative cases as 8/4, with 3,921 deaths. Bot lo ‘n behold, they’ve only reported 2,922 ChinCOVID (ICD-10 code U07.1; test-confirmed or “we called it that even without tests”) to the CDC. In fact, the CDC only has 140,571 U07.1 deaths for the entire United States from 2/1/2020 to 8/1/202. Compare that to the 154,471 deaths the CDC claims elsewhere, without specifically saying those are U07.1.

Where did they dig up the extra 13,900? The higher number includes Puerto Rico and other US territories, which the lower number doesn’t (50 states and DC), but the territories only added 245 deaths. A far cry from 13,900.

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“ChinCOVID” Deaths

Scroll down for the retroactive case in Tennessee.


In Florida, “COVID-19” has killed:

  • a guy in a fatal motorcycle crash
  • a man fatally shot in the head
  • a 90-year-old male who fell and died “from complications of a hip fracture.”
  • a woman died of Parkinson’s disease
  • a nurse who died of “complications of acute pyelonephritis,” and whose autopsy was negative for SARS-CoV-2

The last four were all Palm Beach County alone, which claims 581 ChinCOVID deaths…

But: Only 168 of the deaths were listed as COVID “without any contributing factors.”

Georgia classified a death from surgical complications (per the coroner) as ChinCOVID.

Washington state calls all deaths as COVID if the virus was detected, regardless of cause of death.

Colorado classified a death by alcohol poisoning as COVID.

Florida: 35-Year-Old Florida Roofer Struck by Lightning Listed as Coronavirus Fatality

This Is Fucking Ridiculous: Retroactive ChinCOVID

Tennessee: Tennessee Woman Who Died 6 Months Ago Receives Letter Claiming She Has Coronavirus
That would be difficult, according to her obituary: the 66-year-old died February 16th. That was weeks before the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Shelby County.

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Georgia’s ChinCOVID reporting just went full IHME

Never go full retard… eh, IHME.

For fucking months, Georgia was reporting that ChinCOVID deaths peaked mid-April. That number was 57, then 58, and finally stabilized at 59 about a month and a half ago, as reports came in.

But suddenly, as of July 28, the default graph looks like this.

April 20: 78 deaths. The peak appears to be May 21 at 90 deaths. And the averaged curve appears to have been flattish but dropping slightly, and is now rising with a new secondary peak of 82 daily deaths in late July.

Holy fucking shit! Mandatory masks now! Lock down the goddamned state again now!

Nope. For some scientifically useless, but panic-inducing PR convenient reason, that default graph is of the date deaths were reported to DPH, not the day the death actually occurred. You have to look for the “date of death” graph.”

And looky there; a peak of 59 on April 16. A downward trend ever since, with an uptick in early July as the state has gone crazy classifying ever-lovin’ everything as COVID. Die from surgical complications? ChinCOVID (useful for doctors who want to avoid malpractice lawsuits). Smeared by a Mack truck? COVID; apparently those viruses are bigger than we thought.

Now look at this graph of daily cases (allegedly of the date occurred, not reported).

On the one hand, that looks like an out of control epidemic. On the other hand, that many cases means the Infection Mortality Rate (IFR; cases up, deaths down) is a lot lower than sociopathic panicmongers like Fauci claimed would be the case.

On the gripping hand, it means nothing but that I was right in claiming ChinCOVID was widespread long before officials recognized it, and was far less lethal (for all but the most vulnerable) than claimed. Let me tell you what that graph really shows:

Tests. During the April case peak, Georgia was doing 2,000 to 2,500 tests per day, and you already had to be symptomatic to get one. You had to make an appointment. And pay.

As of July 28, Georgia is doing 34,363 tests per day. 13-18 times as many. And now, testing is free, open to anyone (symptoms not required), no appointment needed.

Of course they’re now seeing all the asymptomatic cases I told you were out there as far back as MARCH.

Allow me to make another successful prediction: In a couple of weeks, Georgia will see another surge of approximately 33% in daily reported cases. And the IFR will continue to drop.

Not let me tell what that prediction is based upon.

1. ChinCOVID is as common — and about as lethal — as any other common cold.
2. Georgia just let a new contract with a testing lab to boost daily tests by at least 10,000 per day… or roughly a 33% increase. More testing, more cases.

The “surge” could be even higher, because that many tests per day suggests they’ll be using the automated fast test machines with a high false-positive rate.

Recommendations:

  1. DPH should make date-of-occurrence the graphs displayed by default, not something you have to look for.
  2. DPH shoud graph the percent of individuals testing positive for ChinCOVID (not the percentage of tests, because individuals testing positive get re-tested multiple times; at least the Coastal Health Division admits that publicly).
  3. DPH should graph the percent of individuals testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
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